The weather is perfect to come visit the Prehistoric Indian Village! May hours are Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sundays 10:00am - 6:00pm. Bring the kids so they can dig for their free arrowhead! Admissions are the same as always: $6/adults, $5/senior citizens, and $4 students. If you are bring a group of 10 or more, our group rate of $4/adults and $2/students will apply. Our staff is here to give tours as always!
Just to remind you, we are a Blue Star Museum! Active Duty military personnel and up to 5 family members are admitted for free.
Your support is important to the 1,700 schoolchildren who visit our site each year!
3200 Indian Village Road
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
Just 5 minutes northwest of the Corn Palace!
Are you a bird watcher?
The Prehistoric Indian Village is a birder's dream right now! Yellow warblers, goldfinches, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds, chipping sparrows are just a few species of songbirds to be seen. Waterfowl include double-crested cormorants, Canadian geese, American coots, mallard and wood ducks, and grebes. Raptors often seen are red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, and the occasional osprey.
Audrey's Garden, our living exhibit, and our sculpture garden are among the many reasons birds come to the Village. We are so happy with the bird life that we will be adding another garden, this one a native wildflower garden for pollinators (bees and butterflies) and birds.
To enter our grounds for birding you will still have to pay admission fees, but you will have access to the Boehnen Memorial Museum, the Thomsen Center Archeodome and our lake trail, along with the gardens and grounds.